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Mike Stoops
Mike Stoops

Youngstown, OH

High School:
Card. Moon.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 182

Defensive Back


Iowa Items - -Played behind his older brother Bobby for three years at strong safety...earned his starting spot in the spring of 1983...started last 25 games at strong safety.

1984 - -Honorable mention all-America selection by Associated Press...first team all-Big Ten defensive back according to AP and UPI...the top tackler in the secondary and third on the team with 88 stops (57 solo, 31 assists)...got four tackles for losses of 13 yards...season high 14 tackles vs. Purdue, 10 against Ohio State and Illinois, seven vs. Texas in the Freedom Bowl and six vs. Iowa State, Penn State, Northwestern, and Wisconsin...defended passes vs. Ohio State, Michigan (two), Wisconsin and Hawaii (two)...forced a fumble vs. Ohio State and recovered a fumble in the Illinois game...had a TD save vs. Penn State...intercepted passes vs. Iowa State (eight-yard return) and Penn State (14) in the first two games...intercepted a pass (18-yard return) and forced a fumble vs. Texas in the Freedom Bowl...returned two punts for nine yards vs. Michigan State...1983 - -named first team all-Big Ten by UPI and second team by AP...a strong safety, he had 91 stops (50 solos, 41 assists), second best on the team...led the team and the Big Ten with six interceptions (154 return yards)...the six pass thefts tied for fourth best in school history...tied for the team lead with six passes defended...pass interceptions were against Ohio State (6-yard return), Northwestern (19), Purdue (12), Michigan (13), Indiana (44) and Michigan State (60)...deflected passes in games vs. Penn State, Northwestern, Wisconsin (two), Michigan State and Minnesota...had a tackle for a three-yard loss vs. Florida in the Gator Bowl...top tackle efforts vs. Illinois and Michigan (14)...other good games against Purdue (12), Michigan State (10), Penn State (nine), Iowa State, Indiana, and Florida (six)...was the Hawkeyes' defensive MVP vs. Indiana...1982 - -made only three tackles in limited action...bothered by a shoulder ailment...1981 - -seven tackles (three solos, four assists) as a substitute in the secondary...1980 - -redshirted.

High School honors - -Played football, baseball and basketball...lettered twice in football and basketball and three times in baseball...all-state defensive back as a senior...football and baseball all-league...captained football and basketball.

Personal - -Brother Bobby is a former Hawkeye defensive back and football graduate assistant.

Defense Solo Ast. Total Int.
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